Taking a progressive approach to communicating with citizens, members of the business
community, and other stakeholders, Ellis County believes in complete government
transparency. Providing multiple outlets for the community to access and receive information
regarding County programs, services, facilities, and initiatives through a variety of written and
Ellis County Website
The Ellis County website provides current and up-to-date information that is accessible to the
public. You can stay connected by viewing news and announcements, the event calendar,
agendas and minutes, and through the projects, programs, facilities, and departments located
throughout the website. Users can find several interactive e-government tools including online
forms, bill payment, and social media sign up.
Be “in the know” every other Tuesday at 2pm, as we invite citizens of Ellis County to be apart of
the Commissioners Court experience. The Ellis County Courthouse is open to the public to sit in
during sessions and voice their opinion on current or previous matters. Sessions are live
streamed right here through the website so you can be informed even on the go.
Why should I be apart of the Commissioners Court experience?
- Keep up to date with current County policies, development, and approvals
- As transparency is a priority this opportunity allows you to “follow the tax dollar”
- Let your voice be heard - an opportunity is provided for citizens input
Don’t be overwhelmed with messages, but subscribe to information that YOU want to know.
Through the “Notify Me” notification email and text messaging system, residents of Ellis County
are informed when new information is posted on the website. Upon sign-up, users have the
opportunity to subscribe to a variety of alerts including various categories within the Agenda
Center, Calendar, and Emergency Alert Center to receive email notifications or SMS (text)
Once the information is posted to the County’s website and a notification is sent, it is
immediately distributed to those who have signed-up.
Click HERE to subscribe.
Emergency Notification Alert System
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our
Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information
quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing
persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or
business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.
Click HERE to subscribe
The official Ellis County Facebook page can be viewed and joined at
https://www.facebook.com/EllisCountyTX/. Stay up to date with news and information about
County services, programs, projects, and events.
You can follow the Ellis County Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/elliscounty_tx. The feed will
provide timely news briefs regarding a variety of County topics.
Community affairs and public information is distributed through active newspaper publications
across the county. Current articles and press releases can be accessed through print material
or made available through additional online websites.
Please see the list below for available news sources: